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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Stomiidae Barbeled dragonfishes
Subfamily: Stomiinae
Genus: Stomias

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Stomias affinis Günther's boafish Circumglobal in tropical 21.9 SL 1887
Stomias atriventer Black-belly dragonfish Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1899
Stomias boa boa Boa dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 32.2 SL 1810
Stomias boa ferox North Atlantic 30 SL 1842
Stomias brevibarbatus Eastern Atlantic 20.4 SL 1918
Stomias colubrinus Eastern Pacific (Ref. 958 40 SL 1899
Stomias danae Pacific Ocean. 1933
Stomias gracilis Subtropical convergence a 29 SL 1899
Stomias lampropeltis Eastern Atlantic 29.7 SL 1969
Stomias longibarbatus Longbarb scaly dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 43 SL 1902
Stomias nebulosus Alcock's boafish Indo-Pacific 18 TL 1889



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